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in Seville, Spain

Study abroad in Spain and soak up the passionate energy of Seville through its delicious food, world-class art, dynamic history, and rich traditions.

Enjoy an authentic Spanish lifestyle, plus one-on-one support, cultural immersion opportunities, and inspiring courses delivered by our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.

  • Deadline

    June 3, 2024 – Fall ’24 Enrollment Deadline

  • Accommodation

    Homestay or Residence

  • College Credits

    12–17 Credits from our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven

  • Campus Host

    Study Center

  • Cost per Semester

    $19,500 USD
    before scholarships & institutional aid

  • Dates

    Fall 2024: August 26 – December 7

    Spring 2025: February 10 – May 22

    15 Weeks

Start College withCommunity

Live in dorm-style housing alongside other Verto participants or in a local family homestay and befriend the many local and international students in Seville. Our staff is on-site to support you and guide you towards a transformative first year abroad experience.

Take CollegeCourses

The museums, sites, and neighborhoods of Seville become your classroom as you dive into experiential learning courses offered by our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven. Study European History from inside an 14th-century palace, and practice your conversational Spanish during a language immersion event with Spanish students!

ExploreSeville and Greater Spain

You can also opt-in to exciting cultural activities and excursions with your Verto cohort—like a day trip to Córdoba, kayaking on the Guadalquivir River, a “Sevillanas” dance workshop, tasting traditional tapas, and more!

Sharpen Your Mind

In the classroom, you’ll enjoy small class sizes, energetic and caring professors, and hands-on learning delivered by our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.
Going to class will actually become the highlight of your day.

Earn College Credit

Earn college credit through a selection of courses offered by our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.

Fall and Spring Course Selection

*All courses are subject to change.

Courses are provisional and dependent upon enrollment, faculty availability, transferability, and facilities. Course lists are updated prior to the start of the semester.

Verto Discovery

During your study abroad in Spain, you’ll discover yourself and the world around you through Verto Discovery, our pathway to community at Verto Education. Participants engage in thoughtful activities around our four community values: Compassion, Transformation, Responsibility and Vulnerability. Your time at Verto will start you on your journey to self-authorship and in discovering your purpose.

Set Yourself Up for Success

Work with your Care Team and Academic Counselor to develop your game plan for an impactful college career. You’ll get a head start on how to manage your time, study effectively, and adapt to life on campus.

Find Your Purpose

Get clarity on your future goals as you contemplate what you’ve been learning and the type of impact you want to make on the world. Your Care Team will help you reflect on your experiences through group activities and one-on-one check-ins.

Want to swap lecture halls for Seville’s
sunny plazas?!

Scholarships & Institutional Aid

Travel is a vital part of every individual’s education, and Verto is committed to increasing equity, access, inclusion, and diversity in study abroad and higher education—regardless of your financial background.

About half of Verto participants receive scholarships, institutional aid, or both. For eligible participants, Verto can significantly reduce the Spain cost through Verto’s Opportunity Grant. You can also apply for external grants and scholarships to further reduce your abroad experience cost.

Learn About Scholarships & Institutional Aid

Details About Verto Seville Experience


Vertoans may choose to live either in a residence or local homestay. Participants should speak with their admissions counselors and onboarding advisors to determine which option is a better fit for them.

In the Residence, participants will live in double occupancy suites with other Vertoans 35-40 minutes walking to the study center and 15-25 minutes by public transport or bike.

Services included in Residences:

  • Full Room (Desk, chair, lamp for studying, and wardrobe)
  • 3 meals per day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  •  Bed & bath linens
  • Wireless internet access throughout residence
  • Room cleaning once per week 
  • Shared bathrooms
  • AC conditioning

For homestays, participants will be paired with another Vertoan to live with a local family. Participants may share a room with another Vertoan or have their own room depending on the family’s housing situation.

Each homestay is slightly different, depending on the hosts, though all hosts are carefully vetted by Verto to ensure safety and comfort.

All homestay housing includes the following:

  • Full Room (Desk, chair, lamp for studying, and wardrobe)
  • 3 meals per day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  •  Bed & bath linens
  • Wireless internet access 
  • Room cleaning once per week 
  • laundry once per week 
  • A fan or space heater

Homestay locations will be no more than 15-35 minutes by foot to where classes are held at the study center.


For Homestays: three meals per day included
For Student Residence: three meals Monday-Friday, brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday included


Participants are responsible for airfare to/from Seville.

Individuals have the option for independent travel within the country pending permission from the Verto team.

Seville is highly walkable though there are city buses, a tram, metro, and affordable taxis which can take Vertoans to neighborhoods outside of the city center if they choose to do so.

Vertoans are given all the support they need to explore Seville on their own and will have the opportunity to opt-in to Verto’s extracurricular activities and day trips.

Examples of Possible Verto Excursions:

  • Day trips to locations such as Córdoba, Cádiz, or Mérida
  • Overnight trip to Málaga or Morocco
  • Hiking excursions to Aracena or Sierra Norte
  • Monument visits around Seville: Cathedral, Royal Palace, Fine Arts Museum
  • Activities around Seville like kayaking, yoga, journaling, language exchanges
  • Workshops on topics such as photography, Flamenco, journaling, and making the most of Seville on a budget

*Activities and excursions offered vary by semester.

Spending an Academic Year with Verto

Why choose just one location? Sharpen your comparative lens by learning in two amazing Verto abroad locations. Spend your first semester in Spain and your second semester elsewhere in the world! If your heart is set on spending two semesters in the same city, we won’t blame you! Let us know and we’ll advise you to ensure this is the best option for you. Participants are limited to earning 30 credits in one location.

Fall 2024 Key Dates

Arrival Date: August 26
Orientation: August 27 – September 1
First Day of Classes: September 2
Add/Drop Period: September 2 – 6
Mid-term Week: October 14 – 18
Course Withdrawal Deadline: November 1
Finals Week (Last Week of Class): December 2 – 6
Final Day of Class: December 6
Departure Date: December 7


Recommend €350–500 euro/month

Since meals are included in the abroad experience fee, this budget will vary based on your personal spending habits, particularly your budget for independent travel. Talk to your family about expectations for budgeting before you arrive. You don’t want to blow your whole budget on churros! (Or do you…?!)

Included With the Cost of Your Experience:

  • 3 meals per day
  • Laundry is included at homestays. Participants in the residence will have access to pay facilities in the building.
  • All accommodation while overseas
  • All scheduled events
  • Books and other course materials
  • Medical insurance
  • Airport pick up on the designated arrival date

Not Included With the Cost of Your Experience:

  • International Airfare
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Laundry at residences
  • Visa fees
  • Optional activities and associated equipment
  • Food, travel, and accommodation when traveling to, from, or between abroad locations
  • Airline change fees or new tickets for flights to and from abroad locations

Visa, Passport & Age Requirements

US passport holders will need a student visa to enter Spain.

Participants must be 18-years-old by June 1st for fall semesters and by October 1st for spring semesters.

All passports should be valid for at least 6-12 months beyond the end of the abroad experience. This time frame varies by Spanish Consulates. Please check the Spanish Consulate’s website for your jurisdiction for up to date information.  If this is not the case, individuals should acquire or renew their passport as soon as possible.

Follow our step-by-step Passport Guide.

Non-US passport holders should check with the local consulate and will need to obtain the proper visa to participate.*

*Verto Education is not responsible for any individual’s inability to obtain the correct visa for any given abroad location, and cancellation fees will apply if an individual is denied the proper visa. Verto Education cannot overturn any decision made by any Consular or Embassy official.

Why the Verto Seville abroad experience?

The Seville abroad experience is a great fit for young adults who are excited by…

City Life with a Small Town Feel

With a population of about 700,000 people, Seville is a city easily traversed by foot. You’ll quickly fall in love with the winding medieval streets that make up the historical city center, the many outdoor cafes offering delicious tapas, and the Sevillanos love of enjoying life outdoors. In your free time, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the treasures and hidden gems of this dynamic city. It is considered a university town that is home to more than 65,000 Spanish students, and with a little mingling on your part, you’ll be practicing your Spanish in no time! Whether you’re walking across the Plaza de España or admiring the Seville Cathedral on your walk to class (which was once a mosque), Seville is a warm and welcoming city that will sweep you off your feet!

Homestays or Residences

Vertoans in Seville can choose between living in a homestay or residence. 

If you choose to live in a homestay, you can look forward to deep cultural immersion and language learning. With your hosts, you’ll live how locals live, eat what they eat, speak the local language and more! Keep in mind that your host family may not speak English, but they have tons of experience hosting American young adults. You’ll be allowed to come and go as you please, keeping in mind the peace and quiet of your family and neighbors. 

If you choose to live in the residence, you can enjoy living in the same building as the rest of your Verto peers. From time to time there may be other international and Spanish students living in the residence, but you’ll always have a Verto roommate. The residence also includes various common areas and a dining area where participants gather have the majority of their meals. You are allowed to invite visitors to the residence hall during the day. 

Language Learning

The Seville abroad experience is a great immersion opportunity for young adults who are looking for regular Spanish language practice, particularly for those who choose to participate in a homestay!

You will have multiple levels of Spanish courses available and will also have tons of chances to put your Spanish to the test when out and about in town, and even while interacting with the Verto staff! 

Dance, Art & Architecture

Seville is known for its flamenco, an art form comprised of song, dance, and instrumental guitar and is a rich crossroads of cultural history that created its outstanding architectural designs. Seville has been ruled by the Romans, once served as a capital of Muslim Spain, and was conquered by the Spanish Christians in 1248. The influence of these ruling parties is noticeable at every turn.  There are tons of dance halls, galleries, and museums for you to discover both through your experiential education and in your free time. 

History & Culture

Not only is Seville full of monuments and heritage buildings, but it is home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Seville Cathedral and the Giralda, The Royal Alcazar, and the General Archive of the Indies. The history of Seville is long and windy, and you’ll find visual reminders of it as you explore the city.  Seville is also the capital of the region of Andalucia, where the remnants of Moorish rule remain, including castles, cathedrals, and palaces. You will have the opportunity to visit these historic sites both as part of your Verto experience and independently.

Additionally, Seville offers many free or low cost events and activities such as football games (soccer!), flamenco shows, kayaking on the river, street food tours, museums, and more.

Safety & COVID-19

The health and safety of our participants is always our top priority. We’ve developed stages of planning to address the specific concern of COVID-19.

Review Verto’s COVID-19 Safety Plan

How to Apply

Verto’s application is quick, free, and non-binding!

Fill out Verto’s 10 minute application:

After your application is submitted, you will be matched with a counselor who can answer any and all of your questions. Learn more about Verto’s decision process here:

P.S. Did you know that Verto participants can use their Verto app to apply to many of our 60+ partner colleges for free?! Learn more here.

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